The Best Elachi Cha Anyone Can Make

A simple and quick cha recipe!



2 cups water

Cardamom - 5 pods, crushed

4 tsp, 10g Black Tea (Assam or Yunnan)

2 cups whole milk

3½ tbsp sugar


1. In a pan, add 2 cups of water, crushed cardamom and black tea - boil on high heat.

2. Next, add in whole milk, mix and let it boil on high heat - stir well.

3. Add in the sugar.

4. Low simmer for 12 - 15 minutes (low heat).

5. After this, place a sieve on top of a glass/cup and pour the mixture into it, allowing all the solid ingredients to be separated from the liquid and the tea to become smooth.

6. Your cha is ready!



3 cups water

1 inch crushed ginger

1 cinnamon stick

5 black tea teabags

12 pcs cardamom pods

1 cup milk

2 tsp jaggery/ brown sugar


1. Firstly, in a pan add 3 cups of water, crushed ginger, and a cinnamon stick - stir, boil and reduce to 2½ cups.

2. Turn off the heat and add in the black tea teabags.

3. Using a pestle and mortar, lightly crush the cardamom pods.

4. Use a teaspoon to scoop the cardamom, and then place it into the pan with the tea mixture.

5. Let steep for 2 minutes.

6. After 2 minutes, add 1 cup of milk and let it simmer for 6 to 7 minutes.

7. In a separate cup, add in jaggery and place a sieve on top of the cup.

8. Pour the tea into the cup (the sieve should separate the solid ingredients from the tea).

9. Your cha is ready!